A commercial pathway for Pakistan to join the mainstream in the global nuclear order is highly unlikely. Pakistan’s leaders must therefore consider nuclear weapon-related initiatives that could facilitate mainstreaming, while also strengthening nonproliferation norms, bolstering global disarmament hopes, and setting the bar higher for new entrants into the Nuclear Suppliers Group. This presentation will discuss a new report by the Stimson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “A Normal Nuclear Pakistan,” co-written by Toby Dalton and Michael Krepon. The report takes a hard look at Pakistan’s nuclear weapon-related programs and its ambitions to be viewed as a normal state possessing advanced nuclear technologies.
Read the full report here: A Normal Nuclear Pakistan
Michael Krepon, Co-Founder and Senior Associate, The Stimson Center
Toby Dalton, Co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sameer Lalwani (Moderator), Deputy Director, South Asia program, Stimson Center